Recovering addicts seek to 'Fill the Void' faced by others

Dave and Tony, two young men in recovery, have launched a Christ-centered 12-step recovery group for teens and young adults. Fill the Void meets every Sunday at noon at CrossPointe Community, 1800 Columbia Road in Westlake (just south of Hilliard). It is a discussion group. Dave and Tony facilitate the group utilizing Scripture and the 12 Step Recovery Bible. 

These two young men realize the importance of carrying the message to other addicts. They have come to realize that a major component of their own recovery is intensive work with others recovering from substance abuse. 

The 12th step suggests: "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs." Carry this message to others! You can help when no one else can. This is the desire of Fill the Void – to launch a community of young people who are discovering freedom in Christ. Life has taken on new meaning for Dave and Tony. It is a real joy to see them help others. 

Their hearts' desire is to see loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship of young people who are overcoming by the power of God and to have a host of friends on the same road. Developing healthy relationships is an essential part of recovery. We know you will be glad you came. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (NLT, Proverbs 3:5-6).

Nelson Blount

I pastor CrossPointe Community.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 10:20 AM, 04.30.2013